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New York Police give all clear after CNN bomb threat

CNN's broadcast offices in New York City were evacuated by police on Thursday night after a caller said there were five bombs hidden in the Time Warner Center Building, disrupting the broadcaster's schedule, police said.

By: Reuters |
Updated: December 7, 2018 11:00:18 am
CNN New York offices evacuated after bomb threat All vehicle and pedestrian traffic has been blocked by police as bomb squads combed through the structure. (Thinkstock Photo/Representational)

CNN’s broadcast offices in New York City were evacuated by police on Thursday night for more than an hour after a caller said there were five bombs hidden in the Time Warner Center Building, disrupting the broadcaster’s schedule, police said. The “all clear” was given by police shortly before midnight (0500 GMT) after several dozen police officers searched the building floor by floor.

Nothing suspicious was found, CNN reported.

All vehicle and pedestrian traffic had been blocked by police, said New York Police Detective Hubert Reyes.

The call came in after 10 p.m., and the news network briefly switched to pretaped programming, before cutting to live shots of newscasters, employees and onlookers standing behind police barricades outside the building.

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The network’s bureau at the Time Warner Center was evacuated in October after a package containing an explosive device, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, was discovered.

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